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Troso weaving industry as the economic activities centre of the local community in Central Java

M.Hum, Alamsyah (2014) Troso weaving industry as the economic activities centre of the local community in Central Java. In: 23rd International Conference of Historians of Asia 2014 (IAHA2014), 23 - 27 August 2014, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia.

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This article raises a topic about “Troso Weaving Industry as the Economic Activities Centre of the Local Community in Central Java” it is a discussion about Troso industry as well as its dynamics based on the community involvemennt. The existence of Troso industries can not be separated from cultural tradition of creative community that has lasted long enough in Jepara Central Java. Weaving industrry in Jepara has existed since in the 19th Century.In 20th century the weaving industry was growing in line with public demand both local and international.This Troso weaving creative industry, which has a traditional base, is economic centre of the community, such as bussinessmen, craftsmen, and labors.The community dependence on this sector is very high so that about 40% of the working age population relies on this economic activity. In marketing their products, they use various media ranging from personal marketing, showroom, internet, web site, exhibition, and other media.The products are partly marketed in the local level of Central Java and mostly sent to various archipelago such as Bali, Jakarta, Surabaya, Bandung and other areas. Most of the products are also marketed to various countries such as England, Canada, America, Japan, Netherland, and etc. Troso weaving craft in Jepara has become the city’s identity besides Jepara is well known as a carved city.Troso weaving craft in its development is able to absorb sufficient employment.The existence of Troso weaving industry which begun in the early 21st century still exist despite they use human labor in the production process.Even the weaving industry is growing. Craftsmen, bussinessmen, and labors synergy and adjust to global develoment both in motif, marketing, and intregration with local tourism.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-967-0474-76-2 Organized by: Universiti Utara Malaysia and Malaysian Historical Society (Persatuan Sejarah Malaysia).
Uncontrolled Keywords: Industry, Weaving, Identity, local, motif.
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DS Asia
Divisions: School of International Studies
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2015 13:15
Last Modified: 19 May 2016 03:43

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